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Rehabilitation Sciences to host Behavioral Health Forum March 19

The College's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and the Collaborative on Community Inclusion for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities are hosting a forum on Community Behavioral Health on Monday, March 19

This free discussion will take place in the Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200A and will highlight roles for recreational and occupational therapists in community integration. Faculty presenters Gretchen Snethen, PhD, CTRS and Carlos Moreno, MS, OTR/L will be joined by practicing recreational and occupational therapists. Seats are limited to 70 and pre-registration is required; please send your name, position title, agency, phone number and e-mail address to BHConf@temple.edu


8:45 a.m. – Opening Comments, Mark Salzer, PhD, Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Director of the Collaborative on Community Inclusion

9 a.m. – “Achieving the Vision”, Peggy Swarbrick, PhD, OTR, Director of the Institute for Wellness and Recovery Initiatives, Collaborative Supports Programs of New Jersey

9:30 a.m. – Recreational Therapy and Community Behavioral Health, Gretchen Snethen, PhD, CTRS, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences; Lynda Mitchell, EdD, CTRS, President, RecCare, Inc.

11 a.m. – Occupational Therapy and Community Behavioral Health, Carlos Moreno, MS, OTR/L, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Rehabilitation Sciences; Colleen Zane, MS, OTR/L, Wellness Alliance, Horizon house

12:15 p.m. – Box Lunch and Participant Discussion, small group conversations and feedback for presenters

1 p.m. – Opportunities & Challenges for Workforce Expansion, panel presentation by administrators of provider organizations and open discussion with presenters